Wisconsin Elections To See Large Turnout Today?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 7:29 am

Spring election day in Wisconsin is today, April 4, 2011. Many experts are predicting record or near-record turnout for the spring elections, which they believe may happen due to the recent political developments in Madison. Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bill has caused more than a month of protests in the capital and has had a polarizing effect in the state.

Some precincts estimate that between 50-55% of eligible voters could turn out for the elections, but others believe that the small number of races on ballots may end up keeping most voters at home.

The stakes are especially high for the state Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice David Prosser and state Assistant Attorney General Joanne Kloppenburg, but most of the seats up for grab are at the township level; which means that turnout could vary greatly depending upon which area is being examined.

We will pass along results for these elections as they become available.

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